1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;
For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Verse 3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Verse 3 ends with a promise... FOR HIS NAME'S SAKE
- Means that He guides us according to all that His name represents. His guidance then is in keeping with all that He has revealed Himself to be.
- When God leads us in the paths of righteousness “for His name’s sake,” it is implied that the reason for the leading is not in us, but in Himself; He is true to His shepherd-name. It is a name that He has taken to Himself; and He will not falsify, He will not dishonour it. In all His dealings with me He will show forth that He is my Shepherd. And this is why He leads me in the paths of righteousness: it is “for His name’s sake.”
- The shepherd guides the sheep with an overarching view to the credit and glory of the shepherd’s own name.
God's name is at stake in your destiny
THE LORD SAYS: He will lead us in a way that is congruent, in accord, harmonious, in sync with all that His name represents.
His NAME is CONNECTED with blessing, favour, grace, dependability, peace, freedom, prosperity, joy, growth, life, health, victory & breakthrough
THE LORD SAYS: I cannot lead you in a way that is different to who I am. There is constancy to the good shepherd. He is established and changeless.
I can boldly say, I am under the expert management, and compassionate, tender care of the Good Shepherd!
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